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Orion Nebula 1-07-22

Discussion in 'Astrophotography and Imaging' started by Orion25, Jan 13, 2022.

Orion Nebula 1-07-22

Started by Orion25 on Jan 13, 2022 at 3:28 PM

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  1. Orion25

    Orion25 Well-Known Member

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    Another round of Orion Nebula shots resulted in this best image (imo). Still, not as good as my 2020 image, but getting there. I increased the ISO setting and reduced exposure time (ISO 3200, 10s) from the 2020 image (ISO 1600, 20s) to get a fairly decent one-off shot:

    1-07-22 image (ISO 3200, 10s):
    ASTRONOMY - ORION NEBULA 1-07-22A 014 BEST FIX CAPTION SM.jpg

    Here is the best image taken on 1-05-22 at identical settings of the 2020 image (ISO 1600, 20s single exposure):
    ASTRONOMY - ORION NEBULA 1-05-22 FIX (ISO 1600, 20s) CAPTION SM.jpg

    and finally,
    1-19-20 image, my overall best so far (ISO 1600, 20s single exposure):
    ASTRONOMY - ORION NEBULA D3200 (ISO 1600) 1-19-20 CAPTION.jpg

    Clear skies!
    Reggie:cool:
     
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    I like your latest image. It has almost the brightness of the 1/5/2022 image, and almost the sharpness of detail of the 1/19/2020 image. Nice work.

    Last night I set up my equipment to do some imaging. I had done maintenance work on my old GEM and spent time drift aligning, especially to get the polar axis spot on again. I then mounted my TV-85 and DSLR with the field flattener/reducer, programmed the intervalometer and connected it, etc. Everything looked great. I shot 60, 15 second light frames. Inspecting the images in the 2 second review, I was really excited to see outstanding deep sky images, on the camera display screen! Once done with the light frames I went on to shoot 30 dark frames. As luck would have it, on dark frame #28 the SD card failed. Try as I may, the SD card was burned, no way to retreive anything.

    This morning I was at Best Buy, where I bought a new 64 GB SD card. The camera is now working as good as ever. As I type this, I'm charging the batteries. If it's clear tonight I want to do a color image, as well as one in Hydrogen Alpha (Ha). Let's see what happens.

    Ed
     
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    Very nice Reggie!
     
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    Thanks, Ed. I'm anticipating your images!
     
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    Thanks, Jeff!
     

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